The Risk Advisory Group (TRAG) said 54% of the resumes it screened in the last six months of 2001 had a discrepancy, according to a Reuters report.
TRAG said applicants lied most often when presenting details of the work history and their academic qualifications.
The problem is increasing as workers vie for a fewer number of open jobs during the economic downturn, TRAG said.
The report follows a similar US study released this week, which showed that nearly half the information supplied on employment applications differs from past employers – among other problems (see Job Applicants Fib on Resumes ).
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